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Oerdin
25-04-2005, 10:50:32
I bought Tecate brand Mexican beer. The beer itself isn't to bad and is certainly a step above Bud or Coors but the taste of the beer wasn't really the problem. Tecate is a city in Baja California just south east of San Diego (due south from Jamul if that name means anything to anyone) where the Tecate Brewery is located. Back in 1998 some friends and I went on a brewery tour where they show you all the equipment and then at the end you get 15 minutes to drink all the beer you can drink (this was key since we were in college at the time) and everything seemed fine.

The problem is when you leave from the tasting room you go out the back door by the trash cans and as we left at least 4-5 dozen rats went scurrying every where. My friends and I decided that if the rats were eating out of the trashcans in such large numbers then they were very likely inside the brewery as well. Possibly even pissing and shitting on everything.

That was when I decided I would never drink Tecate Beer again. It has been 7 years and today I say the local market had a super good sale on 40 fl oz bottles of Tecate (1 quart 8 fl oz for Anglos who know the Imperial system or about 1.2L for you pansy continentals) for $0.99. I'm hoping they've cleaned up their brewery and hired a pest control agent in the last 7 years. :nervous:

mr.G
25-04-2005, 11:02:21
Hey, I'm a rat and i drink everything.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 11:05:08
Mexico has some nice touristy places where every modern indulgence can be found but the majority of the country is still third world. :gasmaske:

The enclaves of the Mexican elites or the Americans who move down there because it is cheaper are truly luxurious but the average Mexican peasant lives in pretty shitty conditions. I'm afriad that country hasn't caught up to 21st century food handling laws.

Gary
25-04-2005, 11:13:15
They're just breeding the bar snacks. Rat on a stick, etc.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 11:14:54
82.5 cents per liter is pretty cheap and so I bought it. I'm having trouble forgiving myself thoug. Maybe if I drink more...

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 11:19:27
Originally posted by Gary
They're just breeding the bar snacks. Rat on a stick, etc.

I've actually eatten rat before and I can attest that it tastes pretty good. It is slightly darker then chicken and is greazier but it has the same texture as chicken. I took a US Army jungle survive course when I was in Thailand(it was jointly run by both the US Army and the Thai Army) and the rat tasted better then the snake or the various bioled or fried insects we had. The BBQed wild southeast Asian hog was best, of course, but the rats grew large and tasty in the tropics. Plus they were easy to catch with simple water traps or spring traps and there is a surprising amount of meat on a one to three pound rat.

My favorite were the hind legs. They had the most meat on them and made a nice mini drum stick.

Funko
25-04-2005, 11:25:50
And you're worried about a bit of rat piss in your beer.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 11:27:22
BBQed rats are one thing while rat piss is another.

Funko
25-04-2005, 11:29:25
You need something to wash down the meat at a barbecue.

MDA
25-04-2005, 12:23:40
Funny. I knew a Vietnam Vet who swore rats were the best food he had over there. Even said he'd eat it again if he had the chance.

He also said they were much bigger, and they had a tendency to find and crawl all over him when he was supposed to be hiding. Fair payback to eat them, I guess.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 12:25:07
I thought Americans were used to drinking rat piss and calling it "beer".

Cruddy
25-04-2005, 12:25:16
I think you're being a little oversensitive here - you're never more than 40 feet from a rat in any major city.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 12:50:03
Originally posted by Oerdin
82.5 cents per liter is pretty cheap and so I bought it.

Is that really worth it? Doesn't sound like a really fantastic offer.

MRT144
25-04-2005, 12:55:46
40 oz. for .99 is great! whats the alcohol % of tecate? i know that mickeys is a paltry 5.9% but its relatively cheap and available where i live.

MDA
25-04-2005, 13:10:42
5.9% is almost double what you get in big label US beers. :lol:

MRT144
25-04-2005, 13:16:55
Steel Reserve is 8% and sold in 40 oz bottles. I need to track some down.

protein
25-04-2005, 13:22:04
5.9% is pretty strong. We have some horrible flavourless British lagers over here that are 3% or 4%. Like brown, cardboard flavoured fizzy water.

I wish the EU would ban them under purity and flavour laws. If such a law exists.

Funko
25-04-2005, 13:25:16
We have some horrible 5% lagers that should be banned for the same reason...

MRT144
25-04-2005, 13:30:47
you guys dont drink those beers for taste though. you drink it for cheap drunkeness.

Funko
25-04-2005, 13:31:50
They aren't cheap either. :cry:

MRT144
25-04-2005, 13:41:24
oh...im sorry to hear that.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 13:45:39
Local discounter has a nice offer for an ok beer: 24 cans 8.40 , so 0.7 per liter. Perfect for getting drunk. Normal is about 1-1.5 per liter.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:00:44
What I was most amazed about the Thai Army was how much they were in love with western military uniform and customs. US, British, Australian uniforms were in high demand and even the officers in the Thai Army would use British or Australian uniforms (fitted with Thai patches) instead of the Thai uniform. This was considered an acceptable thing to do even for Generals.

It was down right funny to see all of these Thai soldiers begging us for US uniforms (we gave them the extras we had) because the Thai ones weren't rip stop and weren't a tropical blend (amazing given that al of Thailand is in the tropics) plus their combat boots were just dreadful. I gave a Thai friend one of my pairs of jump boots and he was luck a puppy dog with the way he kept thanking me.

I can't blame them since a conscripted Thai private makes like $30 per month while we were blowing $1600 in per deim per month and still making our regular salaries so we must have seen like money men to them. Still it was a nice international exercise where British, Australian, Thai, and American military personal got to practice tropical combat missions together and the barracks were top notch (all paid for by Uncle Sam of course).

Thailand was an R&R and bombing base during Vietnam so the US built like 5 big modern bases which were given to the Thais at the end of that war and there were joint training exercises once or twice a year where the foreigners pay for much of the base repairs and upkeep so the Thais just love to have the foreigners stop by. Still, a great experience and militarily useful for all the countries involved.

mr.G
25-04-2005, 16:03:44
:rolleyes: wrong thread?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 16:07:29
wrong brain.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:08:44
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Is that really worth it? Doesn't sound like a really fantastic offer.

You have to remember I live in a country run by puritanical Christians who believe alcohol is the devil's juice and so they tax the living shit out of it and make it super hard for breweries to start up. Its the Christian fundimentalist in them; they just can't help themselves.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 16:10:14
Yeah, I forgot that petrol is your beer, and beer our petrol...

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:10:18
Originally posted by MDA
5.9% is almost double what you get in big label US beers. :lol:

Naw, most beer is 4.5%-6% ABV unless you live in some crap hole fundimentalist dominated state like Utah.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 16:11:02
Thinking about it, beer is more expensive in the US than petrol, or?

Funko
25-04-2005, 16:27:27
It's much more expensive here. Roughly 1 a litre for petrol, 1 a half litre for beer.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-04-2005, 16:30:28
Roughly equal here - ~ 1 per liter.

protein
25-04-2005, 16:30:53
hmm. petrol would get you way more fucked.

Funko
25-04-2005, 16:32:19
That's why it's more expensive.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:32:25
Originally posted by mr.G
:rolleyes: wrong thread?

Right thread you Dutch bastard. :p

zmama
25-04-2005, 16:33:56
Wrong message board :)

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:37:42
In California we use a special reformulated low smog gas which is used no where else so a gallon costs around $2.49. In the rest of the cuntry $2.15 seems to be the avergae cost per gallon.

Funko
25-04-2005, 16:40:12
So that's 30p a litre? :lol:

mr.G
25-04-2005, 16:42:09
:lol: :lol:

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 16:44:41
I never knew the British educational system created students who were so bad at math.

Funko
25-04-2005, 16:52:12
Huh?

$2.50 a gallon...

3.75 litres in a US gallon so that's 66.666 cents a litre....

Which is about 30p a litre...

mr.G
25-04-2005, 16:53:42
bad math bad bad math

Funko
25-04-2005, 16:54:52
I was laughing 'cause it was so cheap.

mr.G
25-04-2005, 16:59:46
I was laughing for fun

The Norks
25-04-2005, 21:36:43
Originally posted by Oerdin
I bought Tecate brand Mexican beer. The beer itself isn't to bad and is certainly a step above Bud or Coors

is it possible to tell the difference between rats piss and Bud?

MDA
25-04-2005, 21:55:01
No.

Oerdin
25-04-2005, 22:00:29
Originally posted by Funko
Huh?

$2.50 a gallon...

3.75 litres in a US gallon so that's 66.666 cents a litre....

Which is about 30p a litre...

Last I heard it was $1.5 to the pound but I guess the dollar has slide and I don't keep up with exchange rates. Carry on.

KrazyHorse@home
25-04-2005, 23:14:03
Originally posted by Cruddy
I think you're being a little oversensitive here - you're never more than 40 feet from a rat in any major city.

I never saw a single rat in Montreal. I think the winters kill them off.

Baltimore, on the other hand...

:nervous:

KrazyHorse@home
25-04-2005, 23:17:29
1.90$ per GBP as of today.

so 67cents a litre is about 35 pence per litre

Funko
26-04-2005, 09:00:38
Originally posted by Oerdin
Last I heard it was $1.5 to the pound but I guess the dollar has slide and I don't keep up with exchange rates. Carry on.

Er... yeah. The dollar is weak as fuck at the moment and has been for a year or so?

Cruddy
26-04-2005, 09:24:52
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
I never saw a single rat in Montreal. I think the winters kill them off.

Baltimore, on the other hand...

:nervous:

That's because they're elusive bastards. It's not like they hang around street corners singing alapecca.

You never see rats on their hind legs waving their front paws squeaking,"Come on, you bastard! I'll have you!"

Funko
26-04-2005, 09:26:34
You do when they've been in the beer.

Cruddy
26-04-2005, 09:34:49
Well, you shouldn't buy 'em drinks then, should you?

Funko
26-04-2005, 09:37:35
I meant when they break into the brewery. :rolleyes:

mr.G
26-04-2005, 09:48:56
woooohoooo the rolleyes

MRT144
26-04-2005, 12:56:17
alapecca? WTF?

zmama
26-04-2005, 14:14:17
a cappella

Cruddy
26-04-2005, 14:38:25
Originally posted by MRT144
alapecca? WTF?

Singing like a drunken Finn.

MRT144
26-04-2005, 17:18:25
i was gonna make a joke about that but decided it would be better for you to do it.

KrazyHorse@home
26-04-2005, 20:06:20
Originally posted by Cruddy
That's because they're elusive bastards. It's not like they hang around street corners singing alapecca.

You never see rats on their hind legs waving their front paws squeaking,"Come on, you bastard! I'll have you!"

You see loads here. Plus dead ones all over the place. Never once in 22 years in Montreal.